Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Personvalet under lupp: En kvantitativ jämförelse av personvalets effekt på kandidaters listplacering och hur det skiljer sig mellan kandidater med svensk och utländsk bakgrund
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The essay focuses on the newly discovered findings that the distribution of preferences votes across candidate’s guides the political parties decisions on candidate promotions and helps shape the ballot list for the next election. Preference votes have therefore an indirect effect on candidate’s future political career. The aim of the essay is to supplement the existing research on the subject by analysing how the effect differs between candidates with different backgrounds. This due to the fact that candidates with foreign background are underrepresented in Swedish political assemblies and where previous research has showed that one explanation is the existence of discrimination in the political parties. It is therefore interesting to investigate whether the political parties reward candidates with different background for their share of preference votes to the same extent. The essay searches to do so by examining the correlation between candidate’s share of preference votes in the municipal council election in 2010 and the same candidates ballot list placement in the municipal council election in 2014. The essay finds that the there is no significant difference in effect between candidates with different background. Despite this, the results provide some support that preference votes is particular important for candidates with foreign background. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 42
Keywords [en]
preference votes, discrimination, ballot list placement, representation
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies) Political Science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-374706OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-374706DiVA, id: diva2:1281788
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Political Science
Supervisors
Available from: 2019-01-28 Created: 2019-01-23 Last updated: 2019-01-28Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(461 kB)17 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 461 kBChecksum SHA-512
a8adcec02248f8d4bacd46bf5a158b8ed96102d4999843034aed3b6c8432704214ddd1946c10177c90d963e372d79b20f5c1702620f5c40a5a4ca8532584aa9a
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Government
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)Political Science

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 17 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 59 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf